Psychological healthcare services delivered by compassionate, personable and professional practitioners.

Psychodynamic counselling is an approach to therapy that has its intellectual roots in psychoanalysis. It is a model that uses psychoanalytic concepts to explain human growth and development, and the nature of psychological problems. There is an emphasis on exploring both unconscious conflicts and conscious difficulties. 

Psychodynamic counselling uses the therapeutic relationship to gain insight into relationship patterns – both with ourselves and others – which have evolved since childhood and may be continuing to cause concerns for clients. By exploring these issues the possibility of unresolved or problematic feelings within the therapeutic relationship, the psychodynamic counsellor and the client can begin to make sense of the client's current concerns. This opens the potential for insight and change, and thus enables clients to better manage their actions and responses in their day-to-day lives. 

The therapeutic relationship in contemporary psychodynamic counselling is based on acceptance, empathy and understanding. All of our psychodynamic counsellors aim to establish a good working alliance that fosters trust within a safe environment. 

If you would like to discuss whether you think psychodynamic counselling or sessions with one of our psychodynamic counsellors may be of benefit to you then do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss things further.

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  • Administration Team

    Our administration team are always around to help clients attend their appointments or when you need to contact the office. They are responsible for booking appointments, taking calls and payments and are always at the end of a phone during extended office opening hours to help with any queries you have. 

    Dominic Pearson   – Practice Manager
    Katy Linfield         – Administrator
    Sandra Jarrad         – Administrator
    Jack Hobbs            – Administrator

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Our head office is located in central Hove, a short walk away from the seafront and Hove train station. We are also able to offer services from Worthing, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath. On site and home visits can also be arranged
Contact Details
  • Psychology Sussex.
  • 6 The Drive
  • Hove, Sussex
  • BN3 3JA
  • Telephone +44 (0) 1273 778123
  • Fax +44 (0) 1273 776266

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Psychology Sussex is an equal opportunities practice and employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of disability, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. To find out more about a particular area of our work, or how we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us